Quinnipiac Bobcats (12-7-5, 4-4-4 ECAC Hockey) vs.
No. 12/7 Colgate Raiders (12-6-2, 6-2-0 ECAC Hockey)
Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 • 4 PM
High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center • Hamden, Conn.
Series vs. Colgate: 9-9-2
Record at Home vs. Colgate: 5-4-0 (4-3-0 @ TD Bank Sports Center)
Last Time QU Faced Colgate: L, 1-3 (Nov. 19, 2011 - Hamilton, N.Y.)
Last Quinnipiac Win Against Colgate: W, 3-1 (Jan. 7, 2011 - Hamden, Conn.)
Last Quinnipiac Win Against Colgate at Home: W, 3-1 (Jan. 7, 2011 - Hamden, Conn.) Current Streak vs. Colgate: Lost 1
Current Streak vs. Colgate at Home: Won 3
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Battle For The ECAC Hockey Elite
Quinnipiac men's ice hockey will host No. 12 Colgate today at 4 p.m. at High Point Solutions Arena at the TD Bank Sports Center. Following today's game, fans are invited to stick around and participate in the "Skate With The Bobcats" event. Following a 6-2 loss by Colgate against Princeotn on Friday night, Quinnipiac and Colgate are currently tied for third place in the league standings with 12 points.
Last Time Out For The Bobcats
Quinnipiac took a 2-1 lead into the third period last night against No. 9 Cornell, but a pair of shorthanded goals by the Big Red did the Bobcats in. Quinnipiac's leading-goal scorer Jeremy Langlois put the Bobcats on the board in the first to tie the game at 1-1 before Zack Currie's power-play goal gave Quinnipiac a 2-1 lead.
Last Night In ECAC Hockey
In other league action, the games between Yale and Clarkson as well as Brown and St. Lawrence were postponed until Sunday, Jan. 15 due to inclement weather. Union defeated Harvard, 2-0, at a game played at Fenway Park and Princeton downed Colgate, 6-2.
Notes From Last Night
With a goal on the power play in the second period, Zack Currie recorded his seventh point in his last six games ... Connor Jones' assist on Currie's goal gave the sophomore center a point in his fifth straight game, the longest active streak in the Bobcats' lineup.
ECAC Hockey Goalie of the Week
Eric Hartzell was named the ECAC Hockey goalie of the Week for the second time in his career after bringing his unbeaten streak against ECAC Hockey opponents to five games (3-0-2) with a 2-1 win against No. 20 Yale on Friday, Jan. 6 and a 2-2 tie against Brown on Satuday, Jan. 7. Against Yale, the junior goalie stopped 24 of 25 shots on goal in holding the Bulldogs to their lowest goal-total in ECAC Hockey play this season. It was also just the second time this year they were held to fewer than two goals. Hartzell then stopped 26 of 28 in a 2-2 tie against Brown on Saturday, Jan. 7, including the final 14 he saw with three coming in overtime.
Pretty Good Stretch
Hartzell has now held the Bobcats' opponent to two or fewer goals in 11 of his last 12 starts. For the year, he boasts a 3-2-4 record against ECAC Hockey schools with a .936 save percentage and a 1.56 goals-against average.
Zack Currie was one of two Quinnipiac players (along with Connor Jones) to tally a point in both of the Bobcats' games last weekend, in which Quinnipiac posted a 1-0-1 record (2-1,W at Yale; 2-2,T at Brown). Currie had assists on both goals in the Bobcats 2-1 upset of No. 20 Yale on Friday, Jan. 6, including a brilliant pass to Kevin Bui, who tipped the puck past the Yale goalie, for the game's first goal. He also set-up Loren Barron with the game-winning goal on the Bobcats' power-play. On Saturday against Brown, he had an assist on Quinnipiac's first goal, from Matthew Peca, as the Bobcats erased a two-goal deficit in a come-back tie on the road.
Loren Barron's goal against Yale on Friday, Jan. 6, was just the fifth power play goal allowed by the nationally-ranked Bulldogs this year.
First Half Notes
Quinnipiac headed into the annual Holiday Break in third place in the ECAC Hockey standings with nine points (3-4-3) with an overall record of 11-6-3 after posting a five-game unbeaten streak (4-0-1).
First Half All-ECAC Hockey
Jeremy Langlois was highlighted by Joe Gladziszewski as one of six players selected to InsideCollegeHockey.com's "INCH's First Half All-ECAC Hockey Team". Langlois currently leads Quinnipiac in goals (12) and points (20) in 21 games played.
All-Time Against Colgate
Quinnipiac is 9-9-2 all-time against Colgate since the Bobcats joined the ECAC Hockey league for the 2005-06 season. Quinnipiac won just three times in its first 12 games against Colgate, but has won six of its last eight games against the Raiders.The Bobcats has won four of the last five match-ups between the two teams on their home ice.
Scouting The Raiders
Colgate is currently 12-7-2 overall and 6-3-0 in ECAC Hockey play, following a 6-2 loss to Princeotn on Friday night. Quinnipiac and Colgate are currently tied for third place in the league standings with 12 points. The Raiders are also ranked 12th in the USCHO.com poll and 7th in the USA Today/USA Hockey Magazine poll. The Raiders saw a seven-game unbeaten streak (6-0-1) end last weekend when they dropped a pair at Ferris State, 4-3 and 3-1. Austin Smith leads Colgate in goals (22) and points (35) while ranking second with 13 assists. Chris Wagner leads the Raiders with 17 assists, to go along with seven goals for 24 points. In goal, Eric Mihalik is 8-6-1 with a 2.85 goals-against average and a .903 save percentage.
Contact: Ken Sweeten (firstname.lastname@example.org)